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Budget: Debt Ceiling / Politics #998950

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Jul 30, 2011
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(Studio: Lester Holt) Where things stand in the debate over the budget/debt crisis showdown reviewed; NBC Facebook comments quoted.

(Washington: Luke Russert) A weekend Congressional session on extending the credit limit examined; details given about the defeat of a Republican House plan and a Democrat Senate plan. [Representative John SHIMKUS, Senators Harry REID, Mitch McCONNELL - offer views on proposals.] [In Washington, DC, two PEOPLE - criticize the lawmakers.]

(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.

(White House: Mike Viqueira) President Obama's push for a deal, the role of Senate Republicans, his meetings with Democratic leaders and the bottom line of raising the debt ceiling reviewed.

(Studio: Lester Holt) The high anxiety over who would get paid introduced.

(Afghanistan: Jim Miklaszewski) The military's concerns about pay and jobs in this budget crisis examined; scenes shown of the troops in Afghanistan. [Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Adm. Mike MULLEN - addresses the soldiers about getting paid; states we will have to tighten our belts.]

(Studio: Lester Holt; Washington: Chuck Todd) The question of what happens if the US cannot pay its bill and the state of ongoing talks in Washington to guarantee a second round of deficit reductions discussed.

(Studio: Lester Holt) The guests on tomorrow's "Meet the Press" and a prime time special tomorrow mentioned.

Holt, Lester;
Russert, Luke;
Viqueira, Mike;
Miklaszewski, Jim;
Todd, Chuck

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